Nautical Birthday Cake

Nautical Birthday Cake

How cute is this birthday cake?!  It was made to match a nautical themed birthday party. I love the simplicity of this cake, but sometimes simple cakes are the hardest to make because there is nowhere to hide flaws!

Nautical Fondant Ropes

The bottom tier featured the birthday boys name in crisp white set on a navy blue cake tier.  There were fondant ropes, made using a clay extruder, strung around the entire tier.

Fondant Nautical Anchor and Life Ring

The middle featured an anchor I made using a custom cookie cutter my husband printed using his new toy: his 3D printer.  I have to say, it took time to design and plan the cutter, but it was really cool, and now I have the shape for future use!  The life savers were made out of thick pieces of white fondant wrapped with thin red strips of fondant.

Ship Sailing Steering Wheel

This steering wheel was also made using a custom cookie cutter that I designed and my husband printed on his 3D printer.  It would have been really tough to cut out such a perfect shape using a template.

3rd Birthday Number Cake Topper

The blue and white striped number cake topper was the perfect finishing touch to this cake!  Happy 3rd Birthday Aiden!

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  • Shoshana Ohriner

    It is so cool that you have a 3d printer. What a fun toy!

  • Cindy miller

    Do u sell the anchor and ship wheel cutters

    • LilMissCakes

      yes I do! I’m working on setting up a shop, but in the meantime you can email me melissa@lilmisscakes.com for more details.

  • Cara Menard

    How did you make the gold rings for the rope. Also, do you have letter cutouts available for purchase?

  • Cara Menard

    Also, is the 4 inch cutter medium or large?

    Thank you for your guidance. I think I’m in over my head with a baby shower cake

  • Beckie Bone Dunning

    do u sell them.. or can u sell some.. I so desperately need something like that. my grand daughter is going in the Navy in june andi want to make that cake.. any help

    • LilMissCakes

      Yes, those cutters are available in my shop!

  • Sarah Jones

    What a fabulous website! I found you as im searching for steering wheel cutters and Im in the UK. I wondered if you happen to have a UK distributor as I need them for this Thursday! x